Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT NOTICE

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH IT.

Please print and keep a paper copy and/or retain an electronic copy of these terms and conditions for your records.

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply to your use of the website www.localgrowthhub.com (the “Site”) and the Services (as defined below) available through it. The Site is operated by Liverpool City Region LEP, a company registered in England and Wales under registration number 2753023 and with its registered office at 12 Princes Parade, Liverpool L3 1BG ("the Company"). Our VAT Registration Number is 618578112.
    2. Local Growth Hub is a trading name of those organisations whose links appear on the Home Page of the Site, which include Liverpool City Region LEP, Halton Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise, Halton Council, Inventya Ltd, Invest Sefton, Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool Vision, St Helens Chamber of Commerce, Wirral Chamber of Commerce and The Women’s Organisation (the “Partners”).    
    3. When you register to become a Member (defined below), you will be asked to indicate your acceptance of these Terms by clicking the ‘I Accept’ button. In any event and whether or not you are a Member, by accessing or using the Site, the Services or any associated software, you agree to comply with these Terms. If you do not accept these Terms in full, you must stop using the Site immediately.
    4. The Site is directed at users resident in the UK only. It is not directed at any person in any country where for any reason the publication or availability of the Site is prohibited and we do not represent that either the Site or its content are appropriate for use or are permitted by the laws of all countries. If you are resident in a country outside of the UK you use this Site at your own risk.
    5. We reserve the right to update these Terms at any time, in our sole discretion and without notice. If we do so, we will publish the amended version on the Site. In the event of substantive changes to these Terms, Members may be notified by email within 14 days of the changes. The amended terms and conditions will take effect from the time they are first published on the Site, and from then on will govern the relationship between you and us in respect of your use of the Site and Services. If you do not agree with the amended terms and conditions, you must stop using the Site and Services from the time on which the amended terms and conditions are published on the Site.
    6. If you have any questions, complaints or comments concerning the Site and / or the Services, please let us know by contacting us at www.localgrowthhub.com.
  2. DEFINITIONS
    1. For the purposes of these Terms, the following definitions shall apply:
    2. "The Service(s)" shall mean the provision of access to content, information, material, software and any other services and functions provided by the Partners through the Site as amended and / or updated from time to time
    3. "Member" shall mean the individual, partnership, company or other body applying to list their details on the Site or who has registered their details on the Site, including individuals or organisations who have registered and uploaded Funding Proposals.
    4. “Partners” has the meaning set out above and the terms “us” “our” and any single Partner shall be construed accordingly,
    5. "User" shall mean any individual, (whether or not a Member) who uses the Site for whatever purpose.
    6. " Listing/s" shall mean all information of any kind displayed on the Site prepared by or on behalf of a Member, Videos, Documents, Profile Pages and all other information as may be posted on the Site by or on behalf of Members.
  3. LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    1. The Site and Services do not in any way constitute investment, professional or trading advice and are merely a platform which is a means of communicating information provided by Members on the Site. Neither the Company. Neither the Partners nor their respective agents, directors or representative are Authorised Persons (as set out in Section 31 of the Financial Services and Market Act 2000) and they do not provide advice or promotion of any financial nature. The information and content is intended to supplement, not replace, the advice of a professional in the relevant field. It is provided for general information purposes and does not address your particular circumstances. Accordingly, you should not rely upon the content of this site as a substitute for proper professional advice and should consider seeking your own independent advice.
    2. The Partners do not provide investment, taxation, financial or business advice.
    3. The Partners do not accept any responsibility for the results of any action taken on the basis of the information provided on the Site and all warranties, including implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, non-infringement and accuracy are excluded to the full extent that they may be under any applicable law.
    4. Without prejudice to Users’ statutory rights, the Site and all information, text, names, images, pictures, logos, links, Listings and icons and other materials (without limitation) are provided 'AS IS' and on an 'IS AVAILABLE' basis without representation warranty or endorsement, express or implied. In no event will we be liable for any loss, including but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss, loss of profits or data arising from use, or non-availability, of the information, Listings or the Site itself.
    5. We do not guarantee that the Site or the content, including the Listings, are compatible with your computer equipment, that the Site or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms, bugs or “Trojan horses”. We are not responsible for any loss, disruption, damage of your data or computer system you may suffer as a result of the transmission of any such destructive feature via the Site.
    6. You hereby acknowledge that the Listings have been supplied by third parties. The Partners do not guarantee the veracity, authenticity, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or fitness for purpose of the Listings and/or any other data provided by a third party. Users should always make their own detailed enquiries into every relevant aspect of the information. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of us for any errors, omissions or inaccurate information on the Site or its content (particularly the Listings). None of the information displayed in the Listings constitutes a binding offer capable of acceptance by a User.
    7. All information, opinions and comments within Listings are those of the Members and not the Company or Partners and no liability is accepted for any damage or loss arising from any action taken by a third party as a result of viewing any Listing.
    8. All opinions and information on the Site or transmitted by the Company and its Partners to Members by virtue of their Membership are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to form part of any transaction or investment decision.
  4. GENERAL PROVISIONS
    1. By using the Services you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and our Privacy Policy. Your right to access and use the Site and the Services is subject to your compliance with these Terms. If you do not comply with these Terms, we may suspend or withdraw your ability to use some or all of the Site and / or Services, or terminate your account with us in accordance with clause 1.  All Users use the Services entirely at their own risk.
    2. You may not use the Site or the Services if you are under the age of 16 years old. If you are under the age of 18 years old but over the age of 16 years old, you may not use the Site or Services without the consent of your parent or guardian.
  5. REGISTRATION, MEMBERS' ACCOUNTS AND LISTINGS
    1. In order to receive some of the Services from us, you must register with us to become a Member. To do so you will need to give us certain personal information including your name and a valid e-mail address and any other details that we may require as part of the registration process and you must agree to our processing of your personal information, in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy you should not create an account with us and may not use the Site or the Service. Should you wish for your information not to be shared with third parties, send us an email to localgrowthhub@liverpoollep.org

    2. Please ensure that the information (including the personal information) you provide when you register is correct and complete and inform us of any changes to that information. You can access and update the information you provide to us by accessing your Member account on the Site.
    3. You are responsible for all use of, and for protecting the confidentiality of the login details for, your account, and you may not share your login details with anyone. If you fail to comply with the above obligations, we will not be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result and you will be responsible for any losses caused to us due to such unauthorised use. You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account whether or not you posted that content yourself or personally engaged in that activity. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security regarding any transactions that you make through the Site or the Services that comes to your attention. You must not use another Member’s account.
    4. By including your contact details in the Listing, which may include personal information, you agree that our employees and agents may contact you to discuss your requirements so that we may identify potential matches and services. We may also share your contact details with other individuals or organisations where we believe, in our sole discretion, that they may be a suitable match to your requirements.  Although the Company will make every effort to assist Members find a suitable match, it cannot give any guarantees in succeeding with a match. There will be circumstances where it may be very difficult to locate suitable adviser, for example where a business is in an unusual sector, with a highly specific requirement.
  6. PAYMENT
    1. We do not charge for Listings.  Should we introduce charges at any time in the future, we will write to you to confirm the terms of any charge and you will have the option not to remain Listed.
  7. YOUR USE OF THE SITE
    1. All information submitted by Members for listing on the Site will be truthful, honest and not intended in any way to confuse or deceive.
    2. Users viewing Listings and contemplating acting upon the information contained therein should carry out their own due diligence, investigations and audits as required before taking any business or investment decisions relating to the Listing and/or the related individuals/organisations.
    3. Members should always be aware of the risks of disclosing confidential information and should always ensure that suitable confidentiality agreements in place before disclosing any information.
    4.  Postings left on the Site, including requests for services, will be shared with Partners.  It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that confidential information is not divulged within such posting by the Member.  Should the Member wish for the postings not to be passed to Partners, send us an email to localgrowthhub@liverpoollep.org
    5. We reserve the right to monitor and review Listings and to edit, modify censor, reject or delete, without notice, any Listing which we consider, in our absolute discretion, to be inappropriate, distasteful or contrary to these Terms. We accept no liability to you for any loss or damage that results from any such action. We do not however undertake to monitor, review, censor or screen the Site or any Listing and accept no obligations to do so.
    6. Listings will be displayed on the Site in the manner and format determined by the Company and will not give rise to a contractual obligation. Any times quoted for a Listing appearing on the Site represent the Company's best estimate, time not being of the essence. The Company shall in good faith endeavour to meet such estimated times, but reserves the right to vary the time when a Listing appears on the Site and shall not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by the Member as a result of such variation.
    7. You agree that you will not:
      1. use the Site in any way that may damage or disrupt another user's computer or do anything to disrupt, damage, impair, interrupt, slow down or effect the functionality of the Site save to the extent that such slowdown or effect on the functionality of the Site is a result flowing naturally from your normal use of the Site and/or the Services in accordance with these Terms;
      2. use the Site for the posting or transmitting of any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind;
      3. upload files that contain viruses, "Trojan Horses", worms, cancelbots, corrupted files or other such similarly destructive features or otherwise in any way damage, disable or impair the operation of the Site or the Services, or attempt to do any of the same, or gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site or the Services, or to networks connected to them, or to content delivered through them, by any means, including by hacking, spoofing or seeking to circumvent or defeat any firewalls or other technological or other protections or security measures;
      4. claim that your use of the Services implies any association between us and you or any other Site whether via the use of weblinks or any other method;
      5. reproduce, duplicate or copy the Site and / or Services or sell or exploit the Services or any part of them without our express written permission;
      6. in any way abuse, intimidate or be offensive to any other Users of the Site, Members or any of our staff; or
      7. impersonate another person or entity or create a false identity for the purpose of misleading any other User or Member as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message;
      8. use the personal information of any other Member for purposes other than establishing contact in manner reasonably expected;
      9. upload, post, host, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited email, SMSs, or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any duplicative or unsolicited messages.
  8.  CONSIDER THE RELEVANCE OF THIS. YOUR RIGHTS TO USE THE SITE CONTENT
    1. We grant you a limited revocable license to access and use the Site and the Services for their intended purposes, subject to your compliance with these Terms. If you use the Site in a manner that exceeds the scope of this license or you breach these Terms, we may terminate your Member’s account and revoke the license granted to you.
    2. Save as expressly provided in these Terms or permitted on the Site, you may not copy, reproduce, sub-license, republish, distribute, transmit, publicly perform, display or make available, alter, adapt, interfere with, create derivative works from, counterfeit or paste to any other website or webpage, by any means or in any manner, any content, information, material, software or any other items provided or made available on or through the Site and/or the Services, or do anything else with such content. You acknowledge that modification of any content, information, material, software or any other items or use of any of the same for any purpose not expressly permitted by these terms and conditions may breach our and others’ copyright and other proprietary rights.
  9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
    1. You hereby grant to us a royalty free, irrevocable, fully transferable, sub-licenceable, non-exclusive, perpetual and worldwide licence to copy, reproduce, store, process, modify, adapt, publish, display, distribute, incorporate, transmit and otherwise use your Listing or any part of it, in any and all media existing now or created in the future, as we deem necessary . Furthermore you hereby represent and warrant that you have all the necessary rights to grant such a licence.
    2. You agree to waive all moral rights in respect of the Listings, including the right to be identified as the author of the Listings and your right to object to derogatory treatment of the Listings. You agree to perform all further acts necessary to perfect any of the above rights granted by you to us, including the execution of deeds and documents, at our request.
    3. You hereby represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights in the Listings and warrant that the Listings will not:
      1. Contain any misrepresentations, be unlawful, illegal, defamatory, deceptive, racist, harmful, libellous, offensive, distasteful, hateful, misleading or of an obscene or menacing nature;
      2. contain viruses or any other programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage any software or hardware;
      3. infringe the rights, including privacy and confidentiality and intellectual property rights, of any third party and that you will gain all necessary consents from such third parties before submitting any third party material to the Site;
      4. cause any other member or user of the Site unnecessary distress, anxiety, discomfort, annoyance or otherwise disrupt a user’s use or enjoyment of the Site; or
      5. negatively impact on the name, goodwill or reputation of the Company, the Site or our commercial partners.
    4. You hereby agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for and against any loss, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal costs, complaints, actions, claims or proceedings arising out of or in connection with a breach of your warranties in this clause 9.
  10. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
    1. We shall not be liable for any loss of profit, revenue, goodwill, reputation, opportunity or any loss of or corruption of data (whether direct or indirect) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or any breach or non-performance of them no matter how fundamental (including by reason of our negligence) whether or not we had been informed of or were aware that there was a serious possibility of such loss.
    2. We shall not be liable for any indirect, special or consequential loss arising out of or in connection with these Terms or any breach or non-performance of them no matter how fundamental (including by reason of our negligence) whether or not we had been informed of or were aware that there was a serious possibility of such loss.
    3. Our total liability arising under or in connection with these Terms or any breach or non-performance of them no matter how fundamental (including by reason of our negligence) in contract, tort or otherwise shall be limited to the purchase price paid in that renewal period of the Listing in question.
    4. Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors, or our having acted fraudulently.
  11. TERMINATION
    1. For Members who have paid for a Listing on the Site, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend this agreement and / or your Member’s account and / or your access to the Site and / or the Services at any time at our sole discretion without notice, and without liability to you if you are in breach of this agreement. Termination of your account will result in the deletion of your account and the forfeiture of all content in your account. Any person who holds such a suspended or terminated account must not re-register on the Website without our prior consent.
    2. For non-paying Users of the Site, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend this agreement and / or your User’s account and / or your access to the Site and / or the Services at any time at our sole discretion without notice, and without liability to you. Termination of your account will result in the deletion of your account and the forfeiture of all content in your account. Any person who holds such a suspended or terminated account must not re-register on the Website without our prior consent.
  12. LINKED WEBSITES
    1. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any third party websites which are mentioned or linked to on the Website or through the Services. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damages caused by use of or reliance on any content, goods and / or services available on such websites.
  13. WAIVER OF CONDITIONS AND INDULGENCE
    1. Any concession granted by the Company or Partner to the Member or a User or any waiver by the Company or Partner of their respective rights under these Terms in respect of any particular event or occurrence shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent right to take action in respect of a matter which the Company or Partner considers is a breach of these terms.
  14. SERVICE LEVEL AND FORCE MAJEURE
    1. The Company may need to suspend, withdraw or modify one or more aspects of the Services for a temporary period, where the Company or a Partner has legal, operational or commercial reasons to do so. There may also be times when all or part of the Services become inaccessible as a result of technical difficulties experienced by the Company or Partner or on the Internet such as strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems, hosting systems, web servers or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident; the Company will, however, use reasonable skill and care to overcome these difficulties where they are within the Company's control. Please note that there will be no refund of amounts paid to the Company by Members for suspension, withdrawal, modification or unavailability of the Services. For security or other reasons, the Company may from time to time require Members to change their passwords or other information which facilitates access to the Services.
    2. If the Company's ability to perform its obligations hereunder is limited, delayed or prevented in whole or in part by any reason whatsoever not reasonably within the control of the Company, the Company shall be excused, discharged and released without penalty from performance of the contract to the extent that such performance is so limited, delayed or prevented.
  15. SUB CONTRACTS
    1. The Company shall in its absolute discretion be entitled to assign or subcontract its rights and obligations hereunder.
  16. NOTICES
    1. All notices and communications made pursuant to these Terms by one party to the other shall be validly given or made using the contact form on the Site.
  17. SEVERENCE AND ENTIRE AGREEMENT
    1. If any part of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable (including any provision in which we restrict or exclude our liability to you) such provision will be severed and the enforceability of any other part of these conditions shall not be affected.
    2. Save as otherwise expressly stated in these Terms, these Terms contain the entire agreement between us and you relating to your use of the Services and the Site and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or requests, written or oral, between us and you, including any prior versions of these Terms. No other terms, conditions, warranties, particulars, standards, criteria, specifications and other matters, whether written or oral, express or implied, shall form part of or be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms unless agreed in writing by an authorised director of the Company.
  18. GOVERNING LAW
    1. These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and each party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. This shall not prevent us from carrying out any application for interlocutory relief in the courts of any jurisdiction.

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